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Songs inspired by real life tragedy, injustice, violence, and misery

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Last updated: March 12, 2018
First submittedApril 16, 2015
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Murdered South African activist
Peter Gabriel
Biko
Excessive wealth and extravagance
Eagles
Hotel California
Lake Geneva hotel fire
Deep Purple
Smoke on the water
Vietnam War
Bruce Springsteen
Born in the USA
Abuse of authority
Public Enemy
Fight the power
North American Indian Wars
Iron Maiden
Run to the hills
Lost love
Blondie
Heart of glass
Northern Ireland Troubles
U2
Sunday bloody sunday
Caribbean Slavery
Bob Marley
Redemption song
Student who shot himself in front of class
Pearl Jam
Jeremy
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Artist
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The narcisist's [futile] search for fulfilment
Rolling Stones
Satisfaction
Lynching of American Blacks
Billie Holiday
Strange fruit
Life crisis
REM
Losing my religion
Prostitution
Lou Reed
Take a walk on the wild side
Forced relocation of aborigines
Midnight Oil
Beds are burning
Marilyn Monroe's tragic life
Elton John
Candle in the wind
Brenda Ann Spencer's murder rampage
Boomtown Rats
I don't like Mondays
Lake Superior marine disaster
Gordon Lightfoot
The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Wrongful murder conviction of a boxer
Bob Dylan
Hurricane
Syd Barret's mental health problems
Pink Floyd
Shine on you crazy diamond
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